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Automated person tracking using proximity capacitive sensors

Arshad, Atika and Khan, Sheroz and Alam, A. H. M. Zahirul and Tasnim, Rumana (2014) Automated person tracking using proximity capacitive sensors. In: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Smart Instrumentation, Measurement and Applications (ICSIMA), 25 November 2014, Kuala Lumpur, MAlaysia.

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Abstract

A proliferating concern has been growing on the development of non-contact sensing and monitoring of human activities in health care sectors to avert accidents of elderly patients. Keeping in mind the limitations of the existing techniques, a novel sensing technique for human movement recognition has been proposed in this paper which uses capacitive proximity sensors. This paper works towards setting the stepping stone of implementing capacitive sensor for a living style profile through MATLAB simulation. The output response for various capacitance values is plotted here proving its utility for precise measurement of voltage which is proportional to the electrical properties of patient's body at the sensing elements of the sensor. The output values measures the phase shift as a depiction of human movement. With the presence of a human body near sensor, signal waveform rises at a certain frequency peak and the movement of human body away from the sensor shows otherwise. The preliminary simulation result obtains accurate phase shift variations at a point frequency which is fruitful in further studies and reaching the ultimate goal of person's movement and activity tracking.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 3930/42297 (ISBN: 978-1-4799-8039-0, DOI: 10.1109/ICSIMA.2014.7047438)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Simulation; proximity sensing; tracking; capacitive sensing
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr AHM Zahirul Alam
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2015 16:18
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 17:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/42297

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